Mom faces 3 years in prison over TX abduction

May 25, 2010 5:07:16 AM PDT
No sentencing date has been set for a surgeon who fled Texas in July 2008 with her daughter but returned the girl and pleaded guilty to international parental kidnapping. Former University of Texas Health Science Center instructor Dr. Lynanne J. Foster pleaded guilty Monday in San Antonio.

Foster in December surrendered her daughter, Camille, who is now 9, after being located by her ex-husband, Galen Kaufman, in Costa Rica. Foster had her daughter during a court-authorized visit.

Foster was arrested in April after returning to San Antonio. The former assistant professor of orthopedics, who'd moved to Boerne in 2006, faces up to three years in prison.